£840,000 Comic Relief Investment to be available in NI

£840,000 Comic Relief Investment to be available.
The Community Foundation for Northern Ireland is delighted to have been  appointed as an Intermediary Grant Maker on behalf of Comic Relief. 

The Community Foundation for Northern Ireland and Comic Relief both believe in the importance of

  • Directly investing in communities
  • Lived Experiences of people in shaping and improving lives is key in shifting the power.
  • Partnering with others who have greater experience, knowledge and connections
  • Adapting to change learning from lived experiences;
  • Influencing future policy and programmes from a lived experience perspective.

From these shared perspectives the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland will over the next two years invest £840,000 of support from Comic Relief across four strategic development areas as follows:
• Children Surviving and Thriving:
• Global Health Matters:
• Fighting for Gender Justice:
• A Safe Space To Be:

Year one applications will open 10.00am Monday 3rd June 2019 closing 1.00pm Wednesday 10th July 2019. Applications can only be made via the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland website: www.communityfoundationni.org.

To support community and voluntary sector groups with a potential application, information sessions are being held across Northern Ireland during the month of May. Numbers attending at each session are limited and registration is required via the relevant Eventbrite links as follows:

Tuesday 14th May:
2-4 pm: Irish Street Youth and Community Centre, 19A Bann Drive, Derry/ Londonderry BT47 2HJ

Tuesday 14th May 
7-9 pm: Garvagh Community Building, 85 Main Street Garvagh BT51 5AB

Wednesday 15th May
2-4pm and 7-9 pm: First Steps Women’s Centre, 21a William Street Dungannon BT70 1DX

2-4pm: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/comic-relief-information-roadshow-tickets-61093006828
7-9: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/comic-relief-information-roadshow-tickets-61093067008

Thursday 16th May
2-4 pm: County Down Rural Community Network Ballymote Centre, 40 Killough Road, Downpatrick, BT30 6PY


Thursday 16th May
7-9 pm: Hamilton Road Community Hub, Hamilton Road Bangor BT20 4LF


Tuesday 21st May:
7-9 pm: NOW Group, 15-17 Grosvenor Rd, Belfast BT12 4GN


Thursday 23rd May
7-9: Brain Injury Foundation, Our House, 2 McMullans Road Camlough, Newry BT35 7JP


Tuesday 28th May
2-4pm: Atlas Women’s Centre, 7 Bachelors Walk, Lisburn BT28 1XJ


Tuesday 28st May:
7-9 pm: NOW Group, 15-17 Grosvenor Rd, Belfast BT12 4GN


Wednesday 29